World MS Day 2021
world ms day, Sunday May 30th 2021
About World MS Day
World MS is officially marked on the 30th May. It brings the global MS community together to share stories, raise awareness and campaign with everyone affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). World MS Day activities take place throughout the month of May and in early June. The campaign offers flexibility for individuals and organisations to achieve a variety of goals.
The MS Connections Campaign
The theme for World MS Day 2020-2022 is ‘connections’. The MS Connections campaign is all about building community connection, self-connection and connections to quality care.
The campaign tagline is ‘I Connect, We Connect’ and the campaign hashtag is #MSConnections. MS Connections challenges social barriers that leave people affected by MS feeling lonely and socially isolated. It is an opportunity to advocate for better services, celebrate support networks and champion self-care.
Race a balloon for €5 & support 9,000 people living with MS in Ireland. The balloons will be virtually launched at our Care Centre on Sunday, 30th May at 9pm.
Join the global community on the 30th May for the concert of a lifetime! Performances and messages from some of the stars of the MS community, including the Global MS Choir!
For World MS Day we are proud to launch a brand new series of podcasts. In each podcast Clare, Shirley and Seamus reflect on their experiences since being diagnosed with MS.
On Thursday May 27th from 6-8pm MS Ireland will take over the airwaves where we will hear features from people living with MS, our services and the very latest from our fundraising team.
MS Ireland will host a webinar on 'The Importance of Social Connections for Brain Health' with Dr Sabina Brennan. Join the virtual event on May 30th at 3pm via Zoom.
A beautiful collection of short stories by the East Wicklow Branch 'Greystones Scribblers' to celebrate World MS Day.
MS Connections is a flexible, wide-ranging theme. Whether you’re individual or an organisation, you can choose to focus on a variety of angles when celebrating World MS Day, including:
- Challenging social barriers and stigma that can leave people affected by MS feeling lonely and isolated
- Building communities that support and nurture people affected by MS
- Promoting self-care and healthy living with MS
- Lobbying decision makers for better services and effective treatment for people with MS
- Connecting people affected by MS to MS research.